I Miss Discount Comic Boxes
Anyone else miss discount comic boxes? Remember when you’d go into a comic book store and troll through the 25 cent or 50 cent bins? I’d spend hours and hours pouring over those boxes trying to fill in collections or find new books to try. That’s where I found most of my Bronze Age gems like All-Star Comics #58-74 starring the JSA.
Seems nowadays those discount boxes are getting harder and harder to find. Those I have found are now priced a dollar per comic and typically are packed with 1990s Superman comics. And not the good ones.
Over Thanksgiving I stopped by Comic Central in Sanford, Florida. They had a wonderful discount bin! It was like those bins of yesteryear packed with Bronze Age gems and more recent interesting comics. One particular comic I picked up was Super-Team Family #15 by Gerry Conway, Arvell Jones, and Romeo Tanghal. Would I ever pay “price guide” value for this book? NO WAY! However, in the 25 cent box? HECK YA!
Am I alone in my love for discount comic bins? If you know of any well-stocked discount boxes at your local comic shops, please mention it in the comments. Let’s give shout-outs to those awesome LCS’s that still provide this much beloved service.